Waterlooville man on child abuse charge

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POLICE have charged a man in connection with sexual offences against a child.

Ricky Warne is accused of molesting the girl, who was under the age of 10 at the time.

Warne, of Sweetbriar Gardens, Waterlooville, is charged with two counts of sexual touching.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in 2004, when Warne was 15.

The 22-year-old did not enter any pleas when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrates ruled the case was so serious it must be heard at the crown court.

Warne was released on bail to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court in January.